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2chambers: January, 2012

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 01/27/2012

House Democrats to Obama: ‘Let’s stay together’

Obama, in turn, rallies House Democrats with a speech in which he defended Democrats’ legislative accomplishments over the past three years.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:36 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Biden takes aim at GOP field, leaders by name in speech to House Democrats

Vice President Biden directed searing criticism at GOP leaders and presidential field — by name — in a speech ro House Democrats.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:09 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vice President Biden, Joe Biden, House Democrats

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Biden: Cantor didn’t walk out of debt talks

“When Cantor walked out of those talks, he didn’t walk out. He called me the day before and said, ‘Joe, I can’t come back,’” Biden said.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  12:19 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012

As Democrats shift to offense, Obama, Biden address House retreat

On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, House Democrats are gearing up to go on offense against their GOP counterparts with an eye toward retaking the chamber this November.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Giffords border legislation heads to White House

Late Thursday, the Senate unanimously approved her draft law, sending it on to the White House,

By Paul Kane  |  06:50 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Debt disapproval resolution blocked by Senate

Senate voted against proceeding on a symbolic resolution that would have disapproved of President Obama’s request to raise the federal borrowing limit.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:55 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Senate GOP leadership shuffles, as Alexander leaves and Blunt moves up

Sen. Lamar Alexander steps down from his leadership post, and Sen. Roy Blunt moves up.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:04 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Gabrielle Giffords formally resigns from the House in emotional farewell

The Arizona Democrat achieved something that had eluded most every lawmaker: To one of the most bitterly partisan Congresses in modern history, she brought brief unity.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/24/2012

State of the Union 2012 address should have bipartisan tone, Hoyer says

But House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer also emphasized that with the November election coming up, it’s inevitable that both sides will be playing politics.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Boehner: State of the Union will be ‘a rerun’ of last three years

The House speaker took aim at Obama’s policies ahead of Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Republican lawmaker Doug Lamborn of Colorado to skip State of the Union

Doug Lamborn of Colorado disagrees with Obama’s policy decisions, his office said.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:34 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Sen. Charles Grassley’s Twitter account hacked

An apparent opponent of Congress’s anti-Internet piracy bills posted more than two-dozen messages from the Iowa Republican’s account.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:08 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Sen. Mark Kirk undergoes surgery after stroke

A neurosurgeon expressed confidence for a mental recovery by the Illinois Republican but less for a physical one.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 01/22/2012

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords resigning from Congress this week

A little more than a year after being shot in Tucson, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) announced that she will resign from Congress this week.

By Paul Kane, Sandhya Somashekhar and Felicia Sonmez  |  02:19 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 01/20/2012

GOP’s Cantor warns party against long primary fight

Prolonged contest could prove divisive and distracting, House majority leader says.

By Paul Kane  |  06:51 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 01/20/2012

SOPA, PIPA votes to be delayed in House and Senate

Leaders in the House and Senate will delay consideration of the anti-piracy measures, bowing to pressure from a coalition of Internet companies.

By Paul Kane  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Mitch Daniels to deliver GOP response to State of the Union

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Jan. 24, congressional GOP leaders announced Thursday.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 01/18/2012

House approves symbolic resolution disapproving of debt-ceiling raise

The House registered its displeasure with a debt hike to which most members agreed in the August debt ceiling deal.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  08:10 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/18/2012

No SOPA consensus in Congress, Boehner says

The House speaker acknowledged the lack of agreement among lawmakers on the Stop Online Piracy Act.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 01/11/2012

GOP Rep: We’ll vote to disapprove of ‘recess’ appointments — once we’re back from recess

A GOP rep’s statement underscores the difficulty of making a procedural argument against Obama’s recess appointments.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:20 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 01/06/2012

House Dems to GOP: Come back to Washington

Democrats sought to turn Republicans’ argument that Congress is in session back against them Friday.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:17 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 01/05/2012

House Democrats say they want open, transparent payroll tax committee

Top House Democrats say they want the payroll tax conference panel to be open to the public -- unlike the failed debt supercommittee.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:17 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 01/04/2012

In Richard Cordray fight, GOP again finds itself arguing process, not policy

For the second time in a month, Republicans find themselves in an uphill battle.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:38 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Ron Paul airs closing TV ad in New Hampshire

The Texas congressman's campaign announced Monday that it is airing its closing TV ad of the Granite State's first-in-the-nation primary.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:18 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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